Bluekey Software Solutions supports the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation on World AIDS Day with an art exhibition at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town

Date: Friday, 30 November
Time: 16h30 for 17h00
Venue: Baxter Theatre Mezzanine Level
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro)

 

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) will be celebrating the many successes of HIV prevention, treatment and training in the Western Cape at an event in the Baxter Theatre foyer on Friday 30 November 2012 where South Africa’s leading cartoonist, Jonathan Shapiro, will be the guest speaker. He will be giving an illustrated talk on the journey of HIV in South Africa. A brief promotional video will also be launched, and photographs by Clive Gray taken at the DTHF Youth Centre and other DTHF sites will be on display in the foyer throughout the week.

 

Jonathan will be introduced by Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the DTHF.

 

The event is sponsored by Bluekey Software Solutions, a South African IT company. Bluekey recently helped DTHF upgrade their business management systems, embedding best-practice, transparency, control, accountability and reporting to make the Foundation more efficient and more attractive to potential donors.

 

Bluekey’s NGO and Grant Management solution extension is based on SAP Business One, the world-class solution for SME’s from SAP – the world leader in business management software.

 

The DTHF is a non-profit company that had its beginnings in the late 1980’s at Somerset Hospital. The Foundation is now affiliated to the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town – where its head office is located. The focus of our work is research into the prevention, treatment, training and management of HIV, TB and related infectious diseases with the goal to find solutions to improve the health of communities that are ravaged by these illnesses in the Western Cape and throughout South Africa.

 

The Foundation has sites in Gugulethu, Crossroads, Observatory, and Masiphumelele, as well as the DTHF Youth Centre. The DTHF mobile vehicle, the Tutu Tester, has become a familiar site in the townships, and streets of Cape Town.

 

For more information contact:
Lavinia Crawford-Browne | Lavinia.browne@hiv-research.org.za |021 633 6599

 

About Bluekey Software Solutions

Bluekey Software Solutions enjoys a reputation for partnering with SME’s to deliver comprehensive business management solutions on-time and within budget. The company is founded on the value proposition that successful implementation of effective processes and controls brings real and tangible benefits to business stakeholders by providing full visibility and driving efficiency, service, profitability and growth.

Bluekey is Africa’s most awarded SAP Business One partner; SAP PartnerEdge Gold status; SAP EMEA Pinnacle Award Winner, SAP Business One Africa Partner-of-the-Year. Our 100+ staff service more than 220 SME’s in SADC and East Africa through full service branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.

Bluekey’s NGO and Grant Management solution extends SAP Business One, the world-class business management solution for SME’s from SAP, by optimising the business processes specific to the not-for-profit sector. For more information contact Craig Johnson on +27 21 780700 or cj@bluekey.co.za

 

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s aims to lessen the impact of the HIV epidemic on individuals, families and communities in Southern Africa through innovation and excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV related diseases.

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) developed from the HIV Research Unit at New Somerset Hospital in the early 1990’s. The Unit was acclaimed as one of the first public clinics to offer antiretroviral therapy to those living with HIV.

In January 2004 Professor Robin Wood and Associate Professor Linda-Gail Bekker registered the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation as a Section 21 non profit organisation and established the head office at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

Supported by Emeritus Archbishop Desmond and Mrs Leah Tutu, the Foundation’s activities include HIV prevention, treatment, and training as well as tuberculosis screening and management among some of the most vulnerable communities of the Western Cape. Pairing community-driven development and internationally acclaimed research, the DTHF envisions a brighter future where HIV is manageable and its presence diminished in South Africa’s communities.

 

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